A telemedicine service is now available for rural doctors and medical students for an initial consultation appointment.

The initiative has arisen as a way to address a specific need of rural doctors for improved access to skilled and independent GP care. DHSA acknowledges that working as a medical practitioner in rural communities can make it difficult to access timely health care and resources for treatment. It can be even more difficult when the rural doctor is unwell.

Making a telemedicine appointment

Appointments are made directly with Program Manager, Kiara Cannizzaro, who liaises with the telemedicine GPs directly to arrange a time convenient to both the doctor-patient and telemedicine GP.

Contact Kiara via email or telephone the DHSA Clinic on 8232 1250.

The Doctors' Health SA Telemedicine GPs are:

  • Dr Roger Sexton
  • Dr Jill Benson
  • Dr Mike Beckoff

If you require urgent assistance phone our 24/7 Urgent Advice Line - 8366 0250 - operated by our experienced doctors for doctors.

What is offered

An initial assessment service linking with the rural/remote doctor working in South Australia or Northern Territory to one of a team of experienced GPs via a telemedicine platform to discuss their health concerns and future risks discuss arrangements for face-to –face follow up.

It is not intended to be an ongoing substitute for a face-to-face consultation.

This service is supported by funding from the Country SA PHN and is currently offered for free to rural doctors.